Family Stories

Tyler Skelton

A Perfect Storm

Christina Skelton was mystified when her 13-year-old son Tyler suddenly began losing weight and feeling ill. A visit to the pediatrician was inconclusive; with the doctor suspecting Tyler had an eating disorder. Christina did not believe this was the problem, but knew that food was causing Tyler to feel nauseous and was contributing to his…

Little girl in Therasuit

Life Changing Treatment for Guatemalan Girl

Can you imagine how heart wrenching it would be to say goodbye to your newborn child every day, not knowing if she would live to see the next day? This is what Diana Lucia-Galindo of Guatemala endured, after her daughter Natalia (Nati) was born prematurely at 30 weeks. Suffering from a multitude of health issues…

Mom and chubby baby

Frightened Parents Find Solace at Rmh

Having a premature baby is a very real struggle that many of our RMH families endure. Each new day brings about the psychological ups and downs that wear these new parents down. Crystal and Jon Ipe of Sarasota knew early in Crystal’s pregnancy that things were not going to be easy for their new child,…

Presley Scott shading her eyes

LARGE BRAIN TUMOR AFFECTS TODDLER

LARGE BRAIN TUMOR AFFECTS TODDLER “When will the playground be ready?” asks Presley Scott of her mom Christine. The Scotts are staying at the Tampa Ronald McDonald House (RMH) while Presley undergoes daily radiation at Florida Hospital for her brain tumor. Christine Scott never expected that she would find herself needing the resources of Ronald…